Rites of passage for Justice Awe begins today

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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Late Justice Lawrence Sunday Ayenimowa Awe

The final rites of passage for one of the oldest Judicial Officers known in Nigeria, Justice Lawrence Sunday Ayenimowa Awe begins today with a valedictory session at the Ado-Ekiti High Court in Ekiti State.

The late Justice Awe died peacefully in his sleep on November 17,2023 at the age of 101. He was arguably the known oldest Judicial officer in the country. Justice Awe served in the Western Region, the old Ondo State, and Ekiti State before he retired.

Today December 12, judicial officers and lawyers will gather at the High Court, Ado-Ekiti to hold a valedictory session in his honour. Those expected to grace the occasion are the Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Justice Oyewole Adeyeye, leading other judicial officers of the state. All the branches of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Ekiti are also expected to grace the occasion. Senior Advocates of Ekiti extraction including former General Secretary of NBA, Mr Dele Adesina SAN, and his wife, Bola,  Human Rights lawyer, Femi Falana SAN, Olu Daramola SAN, Obafemi Adewale SAN and a host of others.

According to  Mr Soji Awe, the son of the deceased, a wake keep will take place in the evening of the same day.

The funeral service is scheduled to take place on December 13, 2023 at the St John Pro-Cathedral Catholic Church, Ilawe-Ekiti. The deceased was a Knight of the Catholic Church. His remains will be interred after the service

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